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Herding the Sheep  

Herding the Sheep

"There's more to New Zealand than just sheep."

June 15th 2006
Since the first sheep was landed in New Zealand by Captain Cook in 1773, the sheep population has grown to over 40 million. That represents twelve sheep for every person living in this tiny country. However, although a large percentage of New Zealand's economy relies on pastoral agriculture, in the past few weeks I've grown to appreciate that the country offers more to the candid traveler than ju ... read more
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New Zealand Flag The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
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